To the good news first. Dom has started his Horticulture Course and is really enjoying it so far, and just last week he picked up some casual work at a local avocado farm! Yay to him getting some work, Yay to it being in the Horticulture Industry and Double Yay for the free avocados!
So in celebration we planned to go out to the block and camp for the weekend. But then I realised I had to work on Saturday (eww!) and by the time I got back home on Saturday afternoon, the mood had passed. So we were up early on Sunday morning instead and out to the block in the crisp clear coolness of the morning.
The Crows Nest region has had a few large bucket loads of water so far this year. Take a look at these figures just for February so far:
Then came the fun of dragging, hefting or rolling the logs back to base camp. I trudged along with my medium sized lumbar and Dom staggered back and forth with his megaliths. A quick change of plans mid way through saw us clearing another section of land to incorporate the current fire pit – to avoid having to create a new one, and to enlarge the living room! So I got my first ever turn with the brushcutter and cut much brush.
But once moving, it is hard to get a Flower to stop, so next Dom attacked the wood pile and dug out a few good hardwood timbers from the rotten heap and unearthed the untouched treated coppers logs (some with concrete socks on). These were then all trudged up to the camp site as well!
And complete. Well almost complete. In true tinkering style, the seat underwent a few additions and improvements ensuring that even an elephant could plonk down for a rest without destroying the furniture. As long as it is a very small elephant of course.
So satisfied that we have achieved something and inspired to return next weekend to build another piece of essential bush furniture we returned home to relax before another week of work and study and dreaming.